Oh wow. I wasn't sure what to expect, but colour me impressed by the first Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer. This looks like it could be something quite special indeed:
Death Stars, AT-ATs, OG Stormtroopers – the first Star Wars spin-off has got it all. Gareth Edwards, he of Godzilla reboot fame, had the somewhat unenviable task of creating a new story separated from the ongoing Star Wars saga. And, from the strength of this first trailer, it looks as if he's definitely headed in the right direction.
The rumours of Death Star blueprint heist seem to have been well placed, with the flick seemingly taking on a darker tone than what was present in The Force Awakens. And it's great to see some iconic settings and costumes, such as the Death Star and '77 era Stormtroopers making an appearance.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out in cinemas on December 16th. Put it in your diary, folks.